Neocortex G2R Cells are Easy to Deploy & Reassign

3D Vision, Artificial Intelligence, Neocortex G2R Cell / 06.03.20170 comments

A Neocortex® G2R (Goods to Robot) Cell is easy to deploy, like a collaborative robot. Yet it uses an Yaskawa Motoman industrial robot with up to twice the capacity and 150% the speed of a collaborative robot (up to 800 items per hour).

How easy is it to deploy the Neocortex G2R Cell? From delivery, it takes one day for the Cell to be running. See our fun time-lapse video here.  Our team then optimizes the robot and trains your operators. This contrasts with traditional integrated industrial robot systems that may take weeks before being ready to run.  The Cell’s deployment efficiency is comparable a collaborative robot’s average setup time.

So why are they so easy to deploy? Part of the answer is they are pre-engineered.  Aspects of robot integration that take weeks or months are already figured out.  Examples include a variety of peripherals such as 2D/3D sensors, end of arm tool, safety barriers, electrical panel, human machine interface, and controls appropriate for the application.

There are other pre-engineered specialized systems available on the market, such as robotic welding systems, that provide similar benefits.  Common sense tells us, however, that these systems target narrow applications where the robot, software, and peripherals can be standardized.

Yet the pre-engineered Neocortex G2R Cell stands alone in its ability to be broadly usable in a wide range of applications. How is this possible when the items being picked are radically different? This is due to the Neocortex artificial intelligence combined with the high-speed Spatial Vision® software platform. The software is the secret sauce!

The patented AI recognizes a wide range of objects without CAD, models, or pre-configuration.  When required, Neocortex enables the operator to train it objects it doesn’t understand in a minute, and then go back to work.

Because of this broad capability, the Neocortex G2R Cell can handle a wide range of applications including order fulfillment, random bin picking, part induction, and machine tending.

The Cell is also easily re-deployed to other areas or new tasks.  The compact skid-mount frame fits into a human workspace, minimizing modifications to existing work areas. The Neocortex G2R Cell picks items from incoming bins, totes, boxes, or trays.  The AI combined with the vision recognizes either one part type randomly filling a bin or a bin mixed with a variety of different part types.  This flexibility enables a wide range of process choices upstream, whether items are manually prepared, directly supplied from a vendor, or selected by each order via an ASRS.

Prices start at $120,000. Leases start at $2875 per month for 5 years.  The 2-shift operating costs over 5 years is as low as $7/hour.

Check it out at www.universallogic.com/products/.

Hob Wubbena

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